Breakfast Burrito Quesadillas

Breakfast and Brunch, Eggs | 33 comments

Yesterday was my birthday. I received lots of sweet messages on Facebook and Twitter, many of them conveying something like: “I hope someone else is doing the cooking for a change!” “Hope you’re eating something yummy tonight!” “Have a delicious day!”

In truth it was a very nice day. I still did the cooking for dinner (these Breakfast Burrito Quesadillas and a fruit salad), and most of the clean up, but it was yummy and I did have a delicious day. The only thing missing was the cake. I never bake my own birthday cake.

Eric was amazing and took the kids to school and picked them up, which on a normal day would have been nice but was incredibly generous seeing as he didn’t get home from his work trip until 3 am that morning. That gave me an extra 1 1/2 hours of kid-free time – a real treat after being on my own for a few days.

A friend took me out for breakfast and then I did a little shopping. I had a gift certificate to The Body Shop to redeem so I treated myself to some fun, new things. I also got a new purse for spring/summer.

Nothing fancy, but a nice relaxing day spent with people special to me.

I first made this recipe for Breakfast Burrito Quesadilla when Eric was out of town recently. I had originally set out to make a scrambled egg breakfast burrito but somewhere along the way I decided that wasn’t really what I wanted. The flavors, the ingredients – yes. But not the end result.

Burrito just didn’t sound right. But a Quesadilla with lots of melty cheese and all the burrito filling inside. YUM. That was what I wanted.

I almost always have eggs in the house. Scrambled eggs are a quick base for lots of simple, yet still satisfying meals. It is so much harder to cook dinner when I’m the only parent in the house. So I do a lot of easy things, like quesadillas or breakfast for dinner.

This Egg and Ham Quesadilla is perfect for days like that, or times when you just want something easy that still tastes great. Also pretty convenient when you have Easter Ham in the freezer that needs using up!

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Breakfast Burrito Quesadilla

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4 whole eggs, preferably organic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
4 taco sized flour tortillas
4 ounces Sargento® Natural Blends™ Deli Style Sliced Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese
3 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 cup ham, diced


For the scrambled eggs:

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, salt, pepper and milk. Using a whisk, whip the eggs by hand until they are combined.

Add half of the butter to a medium saute pan and melt over medium heat. Add the egg mixture and the bell pepper. Using a wooden spoon or heat safe spatula, push the eggs from one side of the pan to the other until they are cooked, about 2 minutes.

For the quesadilla:

Divide egg mixture between two tortillas, layering the egg mixture on top, followed by half of the cheese, green onion, and ham. Top each tortilla with one of the remaining tortillas.

In a skillet, melt the remaining butter over medium heat. Add one quesadilla at a time to the pan, cooking until golden and brown (about 3-4 minutes per side), then flip and cook on the other side. Repeat with remaining quesadilla.

Cut cooked quesadillas into 6 wedges and serve immediately with salsa for dipping (if desired).

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Liz @ Blog is the New Black - April 28, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    gorgeous! happy belated!


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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - April 28, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    I make breakfast tacos all the time, but I’ve never even thought about a breakfast quesadilla. Now I’m asking myself why!


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    J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) - April 28, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    Happy belated birthday!

    That quesadilla looks yummy!!


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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen - April 28, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Looks delightful!! Happy belated birthday.


  • 5
    Amanda - April 28, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Great idea Katie… these look wonderful!


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    skip to malou - April 28, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    belated happy birthday! I have tortillas check, eggs, check and most of the ingredients ..check. except for the green bell peppers…i am making this for dinner as a side tonight.
    thanks for sharing!


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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - April 28, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    It has never crossed my mind to make a breakfast quesadilla. What a lovely and delicious idea!


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    Tracy - April 28, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    These sound lovely and I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday!!


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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - April 28, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    Sounds like the perfect day to me, glad you had a good birthday!


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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - April 28, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Sorry I missed your birthday yesterday… Happy belated birthday, Katie!

    I love the look of these quesadillas… What a fun idea!


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    Kristen - April 29, 2011 @ 5:17 am

    Runny – I just turned my favorite breakfast quesadilla recipe into a burrito!
    Glad you had a nice birthday :)


    • Kristen replied: — April 29th, 2011 @ 5:17 AM

      Funny – not runny. Too early to type!

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    Lisa - April 29, 2011 @ 6:16 am

    Sorry I missed your birthday, I haven’t been had much time to be on my computet the last week, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We love breakfast quasadilla’s, I like how you added some ham what a yummy way to start your day!


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    MikeVFMK - April 29, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    Katie, these quesadillas look fabulous! So glad you had a nice birthday and a little “me time” to enjoy. And this is a lovely meal to celebrate with!


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    Heather at FarmgirlGourmet - April 29, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    These quesadillas look rockin! What a great concept and my 2 quesadilla addicts would think I was the best Mom on the face of the Earth if I made these. Thanks for a super recipe!!


    p.s. Happy Belated Birthday!


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    Shaina - April 29, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    I love the idea of quesadillas instead of burritos. Crispy and cheesy.


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    Happy When Not Hungry - April 29, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    Happy belated bday!!! These breakfast quesadillas look delicious!


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    Aggie - April 30, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    These are perfect because they aren’t burritos, lol! I love the crisp texture of quesadillas, I am going to make these for our next breakfast for dinner night!


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    Nancy @SensitivePantry - May 01, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    These look perfect for breakfast…or lunch. Or dinner! Great idea.


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    Alison @ Ingredients Inc. - May 01, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    looks great Katie! Hope you had a great b’day!


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    TheGourmetCoffeeGuy - May 01, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    Your breakfast Quesadilla recipe sounds delicious for any meal of the day, not just for breakfast. Great ingredients and simple preparation, makes for a winning recipe.
    Congratulations on your birthday and thank you sharing ways to make delicious Quesadillas.


  • 21
    naomi - May 02, 2011 @ 12:26 am

    OMG-Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was as wonderfrul as these breakfast burritos! Wow-these scream goodness.


  • 22
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum - May 02, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    Looks delicious! I am a huge fan of Mexican inspired breakfast and things that I can grill on my panini press. :) This meets both qualifications!


  • 23
    Quesadilla Lover - May 02, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    I never thought of making quesadillas for breakfast. This is a great recipe idea, a perfect way to start the day! :)


  • 24
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef - May 02, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    happy belated birthday! mine is the 27th too :)


  • 25
    Jennifer (Savor) - May 02, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    A great twist on a breakfast meal. Happy bday again.


  • 26
    Jesse N. - May 08, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    They look delicious!


  • 27
    Dana - May 08, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    I stumbled breakfast burrito Quesidillas


  • 28
    Whitney - May 09, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    I StumbledUpon the Breakfast Burrito recipe!


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    Amanda - May 10, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Oh Katie! Those look so good!


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    Stacy - May 12, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    I stumbled upon this!


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    F - April 25, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    Wow, this is genius and it looks delicious too! Can’t wait to make this for my friends birthday breakfast this weekend!

    Thanks for sharing this, I’m going to pass it along, I know plenty of people will love this!


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    Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents - February 06, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    I made these for breakfast today. FABULOUS!


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